sauteed gourd

Sautéed Gourd

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The term ‘gourd’ is loosely used to describe several members of the squash and melon family that are all characterized by thick skins and a watery flesh. Gourds are harvested in midsummer through early autumn, and have sweet, cooling, and heavy properties. They are blood purifiers, mild diuretics, and refrigerants, which make them great cooling summer vegetables.

When buying, look for plump, firm fruits that feel heavy for their size.

This dish goes well with our Perfectly Fluffy Basmati Rice.

Sautéed Gourd

Serves 3-4
    • 4 cups Gourd, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
    • 1/2 tablespoon Ghee
    • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon Fennel powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
    • Salt to taste

The Sauce

    • 2 ripe fresh Tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 Carrot, chopped
    • 1 Onion, chopped
    • 1 clove Garlic, chopped
    • 1/2 small bunch Parsley, chopped
    • 1/2 tablespoon Ghee
    • Salt and Freshly ground Black Pepper to taste

Gourd growing in my garden. Gourds come in all types of shapes and sizes.

  1. Heat 1/2 tablespoon ghee in a wide heavy bottomed pan over medium heat. Add coriander powder, cumin powder, and fennel powder. Stir for few seconds.
  2. Add the gourd, salt, and turmeric powder. Mix well. Sauté for 15-20 minutes or until soft. Keep stirring to prevent sticking to the pan.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Heat 1/2 tablespoon ghee in a pot set over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the carrot and sauté for 5-6 minutes.
  5. Add the tomatoes and garlic. Sauté for 10-15 minutes, stirring.
  6. Season to your taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Add parsley. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and transfer to the pan with the cooked gourd. Mix well and simmer for a minute. Remove from heat and serve.

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Larisa loves and lives Ayurveda. She is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner through the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, and applies "the science of life" to every aspect of her lifestyle from cooking to gardening. She is constantly and enthusiastically inspiring others to enjoy the benefits of leading a more natural, Ayurvedic, and joyous life through her recipes, articles, gardening, teaching, workshops, and warm personality!

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